First person: Traveling to volunteer

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rod Bakken spends his winters volunteering at the Lighthouse Mission. Rod Bakken travels to Clovis each winter to avoid the bitter cold of North Dakota. While in town, he spends his days volunteering at Lighthouse Mission. Christmas presence: It all started last year, it was Christmas time. My wife and […]

Involved or not, Obama tainted by governor’s actions

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Barack Obama at one level emerges with surprisingly clean hands from the scandal surrounding Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrest for allegedly trying to “sell” the appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Obama. Not only did U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald explicitly say the president-elect was not named in the 76-page […]

Cowboy event offers peek into past

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte During Saturday’s Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium, Sam Bass, an Amarillo optometrist and apprentice blacksmith, said blacksmithing uses basic elements of fire and strength to create art. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sparks flew as Sam Bass hammered the glowing steel rod. Wiping his brow, the optometrist from Amarillo […]

Beating suspect turns himself over to police

CNJ Staff A Clovis man accused of beating his wife with a metal rod turned himself in to police Monday, according to police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Romeo Sierra, 60, is being held on a $10,000 bond, according to Curry County Adult Detention Center officials. Sierra is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false […]

Dowsing rod helps find unmarked graves

Don McAlavy I recently received an exciting letter from rancher Juanita Wallis at Quay. “I received a phone call from Bud Hefley on a ranch west of Tucumcari,” she wrote. “He was on Cloud 9. He heard of a woman in Texas who could witch for ( sense) unmarked graves.” A person who can “witch” […]